Rediscovering the Benefits of Meditation

Modern times are causing a lot of stress which is causing more and more people every day to look back to ancient practices for relieving stress. People are now rediscovering the benefits of meditation.

In fact, meditation has been so effective in terms of calming the mind and developing a person’s level of intuition it is also being used to heal various illnesses in the mind, emotions, and physical aspects.

Meditation and its benefits

One of the most celebrated benefits of meditation is that it greatly improves ones physical being. One of the physical benefits of meditation is its ability to help decreases a person’s metabolic rate as well as the heart rate, which leads to the reduction of workload for the heart. Meditation has also been known to lower cortisol levels as well as dissolving the chemicals that are closely associated with everyday stress.

Additional physical benefits of meditation include reduced free radicals in the body. Meditation helps to eliminate oxygen molecules that are unstable, which can decreases a person’s high blood pressure, helps produce more resistant skin, lower or totally drop a person’s level of cholesterol, improve air flow to the lungs aiding in breathing, delay biological aging and increase the levels of DHEAS in older people.

When it comes to psychological factor, meditation helps in increasing the person’s brain wave coherence, decreasing anxiety levels, often irritability, deep-set depression, and mood swings, improves the person’s memory as well as his or her learning ability, increase a person’s ability for self-actualization, increase a person’s feeling of youthfulness and rejuvenation as well as vitality, leads to positive outlook in life and joyfulness, and increases a person’s emotional status and stability.

Other noted benefits of meditation for an individual and his or her community include:

  • Relaxation to the person’s the body, mind, and soul.
  • Rejuvenation of energy to face the heavy challenges and stress ahead.
  • Healing of various illnesses that are closely-associated with the mind and the body.
  • Making a more stable person in terms of emotions.
  • Developments of relaxed family life and instilling positive outlooks in life to younger people.
  • Enhances the person’s ability to make his or her mind function properly.
  • Letting a person discover his or her inner self, this in turn releases the creativity in them.
  • It helps people to free themselves from various vices and addictions such as alcohol and cigarettes as well as in various medications such as tranquilizers and narcotics.
  • It also helps a person to gain higher self-confidence, thus, resulting to stronger power of the will.
  • It can be an effective and safe way of discovering one’s self instead of focusing the attention to other unhealthy practices.
  • It aids in the development of the power of the mind.

The list goes on about the benefits of mediation for an individual and to his or her community. In so many cases, these are positive benefits (but if mediation is not used properly, people should be aware of the side effects.?) To avoid this from happening, people who are planning to seriously meditate should always consult a professional before performing any meditation techniques.

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